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Up there: Netherlands, Latvia lead world for people’s height
Jul28

Up there: Netherlands, Latvia lead world for people’s height

If you want to see a tall population of men, go to the Netherlands. Tall women? Latvia. And in the United States, which lags behind dozens of other countries in height, the average for adults stopped increasing about 20 years ago. That’s the word from researchers who analyzed a century’s worth of height data from 200 countries....

Up there: Netherlands, Latvia lead world for people’s height
Jul28

Up there: Netherlands, Latvia lead world for people’s height

If you want to see a tall population of men, go to the Netherlands. Tall women? Latvia. And in the United States, which lags behind dozens of other countries in height, the average for adults stopped increasing about 20 years ago. That’s the word from researchers who analyzed a century’s worth of height data from 200 countries....

Ukraine, after war, becomes a trove for black market arms trade
Jul25

Ukraine, after war, becomes a trove for black market arms trade

On Feb. 12 last year, the same day that a ceasefire ended the worst of the fighting in eastern Ukraine between rebels and government forces, a former rebel fighter seized a chance to turn his inside knowledge of the conflict into hard cash. He traveled to a spot on the Russian-Ukrainian border where he retrieved a cache of weapons hidden there...

Exclusive: Top Obama aide to take call for South China Sea calm to Beijing
Jul22

Exclusive: Top Obama aide to take call for South China Sea calm to Beijing

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice will urge Beijing next week to avoid escalation in the South China Sea when she makes the highest-level U.S. visit to China since an international court rejected its sweeping claims to the strategic waterway. Even as Washington has sought to keep a lid on the situation, Rice – in an interview with Reuters...

Good day for Jamaican sprinters on Day 1 of World U-20 Championships
Jul19

Good day for Jamaican sprinters on Day 1 of World U-20 Championships

Jamaica’s medal hopefuls Junelle Bromfield and Tiffany James are safely through to the semi-finals of the women’s 100 metres at the 2016 IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Both easily won their heat during the afternoon session on the opening day of the five-day championships on Tuesday. Bromfield, who is the top...

Women in Russia, Ukraine Unite Online Against Sex Abuse
Jul19

Women in Russia, Ukraine Unite Online Against Sex Abuse

Women across Russia and Ukraine are uniting and speaking out — for once, not about the tensions between their two nations, nor the Russia-backed separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine — but about their experiences of rape and sexual violence. Victoria Ivleva was just 20 years old when she was raped by a stranger just steps from her Moscow...

Families Caught in Painful Limbo Awaiting IDs of Nice Dead
Jul17

Families Caught in Painful Limbo Awaiting IDs of Nice Dead

NICE, France — The painstaking process of identifying the victims of the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice dragged into its third day Sunday, adding to the anguish of family members caught between uncertainty and grief. Eighty-four people were killed in the Thursday night attack on the Promenades des Anglais, which happened as they were...

Putin and Kerry Discuss Situation in Syria and Ukraine
Jul15

Putin and Kerry Discuss Situation in Syria and Ukraine

15 de julio de 2016, 09:15Moscow, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State, John Kerry held talks behind closed doors on the situation in Ukraine and Syria with the hope of achieving progress in the negotiations, according to media reports. …read more Source: Prensa...

France Reels as Bastille Day Truck Attack Kills 84 in Nice
Jul15

France Reels as Bastille Day Truck Attack Kills 84 in Nice

A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets. French leaders on Friday extended the country’s 9-month-old state of emergency and vowed...

In economic crisis, Putin helps a mogul he once attacked
Jul14

In economic crisis, Putin helps a mogul he once attacked

Last month, three major banks rescued industrialist Igor Zyuzin’s coal and steel firm Mechel from what would have been Russia’s biggest ever corporate collapse. The bailout was unusual in a country where so many decisions often lead back to President Vladimir Putin or his inner circle. Zyuzin has long been an outsider, a...

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